Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, our local child advocacy and rape crisis center, will be hosting a “Brown Bag Series” at 12 p.m. on Tuesday April 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th to be held at their offices at 1212 Charles St. in downtown Beaufort.
The “Brown Bag Series” is a sequence of one-hour workshops held every Tuesday during the month of April to promote awareness of child abuse prevention techniques for parents, caregivers, and mentors. Everyone is encouraged to bring a “brown bag lunch” while participating in the workshops.
Christine Smith, Director of Outreach and Prevention at Hope Haven, says, “The Brown Bag Series is a fun and casual way to empower parents, mentors and caregivers to protect their children and to learn effective ways to help children counter the culture of violence we live in.”
The topic of the first Tuesday will be on “Protecting Childhood Innocence,” followed by “Teaching Healthy Boundaries,” “Raising Healthy Boys: Countering the Culture of Violence,” and lastly “Disclosure of Child Abuse.” Each lecture will be given by professional staff of Hope Haven.
“It is critical to recognize these pervasive problems and build a community intolerant of child abuse and sexual violence,” says Executive Director Shauw Chin Capps.
Hope Haven has several Outreach and Prevention programs, which are evidence-based approaches for young women and young men in middle school, high school and college. We also provide prevention programs for parents and caregivers through our Strengthening Families Program, Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training and Parent Café, as well as trainings for the community and professionals.